cape town

i know you will understand.

although it won’t feel that way today,

or tomorrow,

or the next.

in fact,

the days will seem to scrape against your skin

the sun will seem to taunt with scathing waves

and even laughter will beat your ear drums.

you will be left motionless

in motion.

that is,

until the day you’re walking

worn uneasy steps

in a quiet part of Cape Town

amidst veils, holy trinities

and the depth of Zulu beats.

a scent will catch

& propel you back

back & further still

this will be the moment

when perhaps you will remember

what you had already forgotten

to regret.

– sc

18 thoughts on “cape town

  1. Breathtaking words, thoughts and emotions. This piece is such a treasure. People don’t always understand the power of words. This piece expresses that concept so perfectly. Thank you so deeply for sharing. ✨

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    1. oh my goodness, thank you so much.. that means the world to me. honestly I think this is my favorite thing that I’ve ever written, it’s really close to me right now. thank you, thank you. 🙏🏼

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  2. The whole journey through memory and regrets was so poignant and sad that once I got to the end I felt overwhelmed with so many emotions that I was breathless. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece with us.

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    1. aww, Karolyn. Thank you so much. I missed your comment earlier but it means a lot. I was overwhelmed that day as well.. I’m glad that resonates. I’m grateful for your kind words. Thank you again. 🙂


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